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  • Watch Oliver Stone Interview Vladimir Putin for New Showtime Series (Video)

    05/01/2017 10:26:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Th Wrap ^ | 05/01/17 | Jeremy Fuster
    Vladimir Putin has been one of the most talked about figures in Russia, and now Showtime is about to release “The Putin Interviews,” a new documentary series where he will sit down for a talk with famed director Oliver Stone.   This is a project Stone has been working on for two years, traveling to Moscow and Sochi more than a dozen times to speak with the Prime Minister of Russia. The trailer shows his most recent talk with Putin this past February, where he gets right down to brass tacks and asks the question every Hillary Clinton supporter...
  • Film Review: "Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock," is Full Scaremongering Claims and No Evidence

    04/24/2017 5:57:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/24/2017 | Phelim McAleer
    AWAKE, a Dream from Standing Rock is a new documentary from controversial filmmaker Josh Fox. And I'm using the truthful definition of controversial filmmakerwhich apparently means that the ends justify the means and lies and omissions are acceptable as long as it helps promote the cause. I first came across Josh Fox's controversial (read: unethical) style of filmmaking in Gasland, the film that started the international anti-fracking movement. In Gasland, Fox claimed fracking led to people being able to light their water on fire. He promoted the shocking scene of a flaming household faucet and frightened millions in the process....
  • Among Steve Bannons filmmaking oeuvre, two documentaries sought a public TV audience

    04/20/2017 1:27:03 PM PDT · by Drango · 5 replies
    Current ^ | April 19, 2017 | Andrew Lapin
    Even as President Trump seeks to end all federal funding to CPB, one of his most infamous aides has firsthand knowledge of the opportunities public media presents to independent filmmakers. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart News executive chair and a ringmaster of the white nationalist alt-right movement, previously led a very different some might say alternative career in the film industry. And two of the films he executive-produced have associations with PBS and CPB. Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power, a documentary about the Navy officer who oversaw development of the worlds first nuclear-powered...
  • Roger Stone documentary to premiere in May on Netflix

    03/29/2017 11:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/29/17 | Judy Kurtz
    A documentary on President Trumps former campaign adviser Roger Stone is coming soon to Netflix. Get Me Roger Stone will premiere May 12, the streaming service announced Wednesday. Im an agent provocateur, Stone says in a trailer for the doc. I revel in your hatred, because if I werent effective, you wouldnt hate me. The film traces the monumental impact that Stone, the youngest person called before the Watergate grand jury and a self-described dirty trickster, has made on modern GOP history connecting Nixon, Roy Cohn and Reagan with SuperPACs, lobbying, the 2000 election, all the way to the...
  • "Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time"

    02/10/2017 8:10:27 AM PST · by LS · 30 replies
    self | 2/10/2017 | LS
    During the 2016 election, Showtime ran a series called "The Circus" featuring the (liberal) "journalists" Mark Halperin, Mark McKinnon, and John Heilemann. Using documentary footage from the campaign, sprinkled with a few "backstage interviews" (very few with Cankles, a couple with Trump, a LOT with Roger Stone), the series concluded the week after the election. Now, it has been turned into a documentary film, "Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time." Except it should be entitled "Trump Won but We Can't Begin to Tell You Why, Nor Do We Want To". Although a few non-white Trump supporters are...
  • BLOG: OUR MOVIE TRAILER America Under Siege: Civil War 2017America Under Siege: Civil War 2017

    01/18/2017 9:15:15 PM PST · by fortes fortuna juvat · 18 replies
    Civil War 2017 is the first episode in a five-part America Under Siege documentary web-series to be released over the course of 2017. Each episode will profile the influence of radical Marxists on various segments of American society.
  • The Lost D-Day Documentary

    01/04/2017 2:10:07 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | YouTube SlidePast
    Four reels, discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been viewed by Winston Churchill, with copies 'flown to President Roosevelt and Mr. Stalin.' Apparently forgotten in the climactic weeks and months that followed, the film was cataloged as separate, non-sequential reels rather than a single production. The film, lost and forgotten for decades, was digitized by the US National Archives and...
  • KKK Leaders Allege Producers Paid Them to Fake Scenes in Canceled A&E Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

    12/31/2016 4:39:03 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | December 31, 2016 | By Nate Thayer
    The subjects of a TV documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan abruptly canceled last week by A&E allege to Variety that significant portions of what was filmed were fabricated by the producers. Some KKK leaders divulged that they were paid hundreds of dollars in cash each day of filming to compel them on camera to distort the facts of their lives to fit the documentarys predetermined narrative: tension between Klan members and relatives of theirs who wanted to get out of the Klan. The findings are based on an exclusive Variety investigation based on interviews with over two dozen...
  • I Spy With My 5 Eyes an interactive peek into shadowy world of digital surveillance

    12/20/2016 8:46:16 AM PST · by dccomix · 4 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | December 20, 2016 | Eric Volmers
    Superficially at least, there may be a rich irony to Justin Pembertons intriguing interactive documentary I Spy With My 5 Eyes. The Canadian-New Zealand coproduction is a chilling cautionary tale about the changing nature of surveillance, making a convincing case that our daily actions are leaving glaring digital footprints that government spy agencies can easily access. I Spy With My 5 Eyes is also interactive visitors are encouraged to share their views on this controversial topic. So, in essence, arent people being asked to go online and share their views about the dangers of sharing too much online?
  • Empire of the Sea

    12/02/2016 12:57:05 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | BBC
    This is a really well done documentary series on naval history. It is rather long but worth watching. Empire of the Sea (pt 1 of 4)
  • Making a Murderer nephew Brendan Dassey freed by judge

    11/14/2016 12:51:26 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/14/2016 | Staff
    A US judge has ordered the immediate prison release of Brendan Dassey, whose case featured in Netflix's Making a Murderer documentary. The Wisconsin man's murder conviction was overturned this summer, however, prosecutors are appealing. The 27-year-old, who has learning difficulties, and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted of murdering a young woman, Teresa Halbach, in 2005. Avery and Dassey, who was 16 at the time, were sentenced to life in prison.
  • The Left's hypocrisy on full display in Katie Couric's 'I Voted?' documentary

    11/07/2016 7:13:13 PM PST · by 198ml · 4 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/7/16 | Carly Hoilman
    Conservative Review recently attended the New York screening of Katie Courics new documentary, I Voted?, which explores the problem of unreliable voting technology and voter integrity. Director Jason Grant Smith has marketed the film as non-partisan, but with Couric as the executive producer, we had our doubts. I Voted? addresses a variety of concerns regarding the United States electoral system from the amateurs operating polling places, to untraceable ballot machines that make recounts virtually impossible, to online hacking by foreign enemies (naturally, Vladimir Putin has a cameo), to the inconsistencies that occur with state-regulated voting.
  • New Film Documents the Persecution of Christians

    10/06/2016 6:43:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 6, 2016 | K. V. TURLEY
    A young boy, 10 years old or so, faces the camera.Like many young boys he is happy to be interviewed.This is war-torn Iraq, however, so he tells of the day ISIS came to his village. What took place, horror after horror, he starts to recount. It is hard to accept that one so young has already seen so much evil. Gradually, his urgent retelling of what happened slows and he breaks down. It is hard to watch as the tears flow down his cheeks. He tries to stem them, brushing them away … but to no avail. His grief...
  • Dr. Henry Lee Revisits JonBent Ramsey Case In CBS Special

    09/15/2016 2:04:46 PM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Sept. 15, 2016 | Roger Catlin
    One of the biggest stars of the fall TV season so far is a 6-year-old child beauty queen who has been dead nearly two decades. After three documentary specials have already been run (with a TV movie in the works), the biggest broadcast project, "The Case of: JonBent Ramsey," airs Sunday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 19 on CBS. In it, Connecticut's famed criminalist Dr. Henry Lee is one of a handful of original investigators of the case who have been reunited with a pair of new experts for the special to re-examine the death of the little girl in...
  • Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard's New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV Series

    07/29/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    io9 ^ | July 29, 2016 | Germain Lussier
    This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven't seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind's first trip to Mars in 2033--and io9 is proud to exclusively debut the first trailer.
  • Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016

    07/28/2016 5:38:01 AM PDT · by Arcy · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/27/16 | Pamela McClintock
    The Secret History of the Democratic Party has quickly become the top-grossing documentary of the year to date at the U.S. box office, amassing $5.2 million in its first dozen days. D'Souza's 100-minute film takes doesn't pretend to be non-partisan. A trailer for the doc refers to Bill and Hillary Clinton...as "depraved crooks" and Democrats as "the party of corruption" that is associated with slavery, lynchings, the KKK and forced sterilization.
  • Trump should offer free movie tickets to Hillary's America

    07/27/2016 8:18:53 PM PDT · by simka · 17 replies
    self
    Trump should invest $$$ in free tickets to the movie Hillary's America. It makes a lasting impression. Perhaps someone can pass this on to the Trump campaign
  • 'Clinton Cash' Documentary Set for Global Airing on Breitbart.com July 23 & 24

    07/24/2016 7:57:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    marketwired.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | unknown
    Clinton Cash, the documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as, " the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle," will air on Breitbart.com at 8PM ET on Saturday and at 2PM and 8PM ET on Sunday (July 23-24). The film is scheduled to set the tone for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA (July 25-28). Breitbart.com is offering complimentary online access to the film with an email sign-up. The film, which MSNBC says is "devastating" and "powerfully connects the dots," reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being "dead...
  • The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Wants To Overturn 'Citizens United'

    09/22/2015 9:54:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 22, 2015 | George Leef
    Hillary Clintons stumbling campaign for the White House is geared to take advantage of voter ignorance at every turn: ignorance about the governments ability to promote prosperity, ignorance about the impact of minimum wage laws, ignorance about the damage done by her policies while serving as Secretary of State, and the point of this piece ignorance about the Supreme Courts 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Leftist politicians from Barack Obama down have created a mythology that Citizens United was a disastrous decision because it allows big, rich, right-wing corporations to buy our elections. Hillary...
  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a misleading edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates appear to be speechless when asked a simple question about gun control. I take responsibility, the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.